Pedro Pires Sculpts Large-Scale Skull Using 140 Life Vests And Rubber From A Refugee Dinghy

Pedro Pires’ 14.000 newtons is a large-scale skull sculpture made of 140 life vests and rubber from a refugee dinghy found in the Greek island of Lesvos in 2016. The project derives from the line of work that the Angolan/Portuguese artist has been developing about migration since two years ago, when he visited Lesvos, splitting his time between volunteer work with the NGO ERCI (assisting migrants/refugees that arrived by boat), and documental and graphic recording, as well as physical recollection of items. Continue reading »

Ivorian Artist Sculpts Her Hair Into Hand Gestures In Stunning Photo Series

Côte d’Ivoire-based artist, Laetitia KY shows the versatility and durability of black hair as she expresses her identity through her hair in a new photo series. Continue reading »

Artist Sculpts Waves On Driftwood

In love with the sea, the artist Johny Surf Art sculpts waves of gypsum on driftwood, capturing the energy and poetry of these liquid monsters. A beautiful work to follow on Instagram. Continue reading »

Artist Courtney Mattison Sculpts Colossal Ceramic Coral Reefs

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In celebration of the exotic beauty of coral reefs and emphasizing the threats they face, artist Courtney Mattison sculpts large-scale ceramic installations that look to environmental science and biology for creative inspiration. the third in the series of oversized reef sculptures is ‘Our Changing Seas III’ — a monumental wall piece made using simple tools, like chopsticks and paint brushes, where each individual element is carefully shaped and textured by hand. Mattison mimics the repetitive growth of coral colonies by poking thousands of holes into some of the pieces, whereas others are made to resemble delicate, branch-like structures Continue reading »

New York Artist Sculpts Sandcastles That Would Make M.C. Escher Proud

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When it comes to sandcastle construction, most people focus on the basics — a motte, a bailey, maybe a keep and a moat. New York artist Calvin Seibert, on the other hand, has bigger ideas. Continue reading »